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Fun restaurant to take High school band for dinner

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Fun restaurant to take High school band for dinner

Our HS band is coming to Chicago to compete and we would like a fun restaurant to take the students. I know about Hard Rock and Rainforest Cafe. Any thoughts on those or other restaurants for group of 85 people on Friday night?

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1. Re: Fun restaurant to take High school band for dinner

85 people on a Friday night? How about a restaurant in Greektown? www.greekislands.net/contact/contact.html

http://www.theparthenon.com/

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2. Re: Fun restaurant to take High school band for dinner

Regardless of where you go, you should definitely call the restaurant well in advance to make arrangements for a group that size. Even for a relatively large restaurant like the Rainforest Cafe a group of 85 people is huge.

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3. Re: Fun restaurant to take High school band for dinner

Buca di Beppo or Maggiano's may be able to take a group like that. Again, you'd really need to arrange in advance.

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Maybe Ed Debevics, but - as mentioned - I'd definitely call first with a group that size.

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Maggiano's might be a good choice...but they may ask you to get a conference room (which they have available)...it may cost more taking this option though.

Also, Gino's would be a good option if you wanted to do pizza...it's probably the largest of the "Traditional Chicago Pizza" options. you could also try one of the Giordano's in the loop, which tend to be less busy on the weekends.

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Good info in the previous posts, I can't help but wonder about Union Station. It would be a variety of fast food places, but room galore and maybe the train station would be interesting. Just a (crazy) thought LOL... also, Grand Lux cafe maybe... more modererately priced that teens can find enjoyable. As a former MB parent, I understand your situation. I liked all the suggestions (pizza good) and Buca di Beppo too. Definately call ahead. You might want to break up into smaller groups or go at different times whatever you choose. Good luck and go band go!

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7. Re: Fun restaurant to take High school band for dinner

The Water Tower food court (called Food Life) is also very nice and you could maybe combine some shopping time with a meal at the food ct.

This is the Food Life website (with restaurant info and party room info): www.foodlifechicago.com/foodlifechicago.htm

They do have party rooms, including ones that could fit your entire party.

They also have packages:

http://www.foodlifeparties.com/choose.html

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You could also do a bowling party at 10-pin, as they do have bowling and meal options for parties. 10-pin is an upscale bowling alley on the river in downtown Chicago, complete with video screens above the lanes.

Info:

http://www.10pinchicago.com/party.php

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9. Re: Fun restaurant to take High school band for dinner

Why not give Dave & Busters a try? Should be plenty of things to do there to keep your highschoolers from getting bored.

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